- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts woman accused of pretending to have cancer and stealing nearly $1 million from an acquaintance has agreed to plead guilty to bank fraud.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Sager Kopchak, of Winchester, claimed to be undergoing cancer treatment when she asked to stay at the home of someone she knew in 2009. While staying there rent-free, prosecutors say, she stole a checkbook. Over the next eight years, they say, she forged checks and used the routing information to make charges against that person’s account.

Prosecutors say she bought high-end items such as a nearly $10,000 pair of earrings, an $11,000 trip to the Bahamas and five fur coats totaling $21,000.

The charges carry a penalty of up to 30 years in prison.

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